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Preparing for 2029, When Consumer Product Supply Chains Cannot Produce Waste

Published: 08 August 2019

ID: G00436278

Analyst(s): John Johnson , Steven Steutermann


Just a few years ago, it seemed unlikely that supply chains would be waste-free. However, that expectation is real. To remain competitive, supply chain leaders must dramatically alter how supply chains operate, including a shift from wasteful linear models to circular models that reuse and renew.

Table Of Contents


  • Increasing Regulatory Demands and Consumer Desires to Eliminate Waste Entirely Will Make the Circular Economy the Only Economy
  • The Circular Economy Is Underway, With Early Leaders Gaining a Competitive Advantage and Providing Proven Business Cases
  • Collaborate Companywide to Create Measurable Goals and Design a Vision for an Intelligent Digital Ecosystem of Partners and Peers

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